Travel Corner


China Sales Mission + WTCF 2014 Tourism Summit - August 27-September 6
Tico Soto, along with the Houston CVB, traveled on a sales mission to the cities of Beijing and Shanghai in China to promote the New Orleans/Houston/Air China Package. During the mission, they met with 100+ travel professionals. New Orleans was very well received by the Chinese travel trade. After the mission was concluded, Tico also attended the WTCF (World Tourism Cities Federation) 2014 Tourism Summit in Beijing. This event is designed to increase travel from China to around the world

Las Vegas Home Based Show - Las Vegas, NV - June 16-19
Leslie Straughan attended this 3 day travel agent trade show to promote the pre/post cruise packages, cruise coupon program, Summer FAM and provide the agents with updated material. The New Orleans Hotel Collection and the Port of New Orleans attended the trade show with the CVB as buy-in's. More than 1,800 travel agents from the US and Canada attended the trade show.

Global Travel Market - Hollywood, FL -  July 9-12
Leslie Straughan attended this 3 day travel-agent-appointment show newly created by Travel Weekly. The New Orleans CVB had a full appointment book with 60 travel agent meetings.